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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 14: As Guillermo del Toro readies his long​-​in​-​the​-​works "Pinocchio​,​" Ed Catmull gets ready to retire

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Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off these week's podcast off by discussing the stop motion version of "Pinocchio" that Guillermo del Toro is now prepping for Netflix. Then it's how Hollywood is commemorating the 20th and 25th anniversaries of DreamWorks Animation's "The Prince of Egypt" and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas." Finally, Drew and Jim talk about why Ed Catmull's legacy -- when it comes to animation -- is complicated, to say the least.

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Over the course of this podcast, listeners will learn about:

* Why Universal Pictures just couldn't bring itself to greenlight a movie version of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" even with an A-list star, director & producer on board that project.

* Which talents from "Bojack Horseman," "Over The Garden Wall," and "The Fantastic Mr Fox" are coming together to work on "Pinocchio" with Guillermo del Toro.

* Will Stephen Schwartz's Hans Christian Andersen movie musical now wind up being produced by Walt Disney Studios

* How Ed Catmull's breakthrough piece of computer animation in the 1976 sequel to "Westworld," "Futureworld."

* How Ed's role when it comes to wage fixing at Lucasfilm, Pixar & Walt Disney Animation Studios is likely to color Catmull's legacy in the future

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released October 30, 2018
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams

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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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